Nashville Predators announce return of Mitch Korn, hired as Director of Goaltending

Nashville Predators announce return of Mitch Korn, hired as Director of Goaltending

The Nashville Predators have announced the return of goaltending guru Mitch Korn to the organization.

Korn, the Predators' first ever goaltending coach, has been hired as director of goaltending. He will oversee all of the team's goaltending coaches.

"I’ve known and worked with Mitch for a long time," general manager Barry Trotz said in a team release Wednesday. "We are happy to be welcoming back one of the great goaltending minds in the game of hockey."

Trotz and Korn have worked together professionally for over 25 years, the first 16 years of which were during Trotz's tenure as coach in Nashville. In 2014, when Trotz left the Predators, Korn followed him to the Washington Capitals (2014-18) and New York Islanders (2018-24) as both an assistant coach and director.

In his new role with the Predators, Korn will work directly with goaltending coach Ben Vanderklok, goaltending development coach Jason Barron, and European development coach and scout Pekka Rinne.

"With Mitch at the helm of an already impressive goaltending department that includes Ben, Jason and Pekka, I’m confident that our franchise’s longtime success at the position will continue to grow," Trotz said.

Under the tutelage of Korn, goaltenders have won five Vezina Trophies, including Dominik Hasek (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998) and Braden Holtby (2016). He's also overseen the careers of successful goalies like Pekka Rinne, Tomas Vokoun, and Ilya Sorokin.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville Predators hire Mitch Korn as Director of Goaltending


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